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Training Class: Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications, January 4 - April 9, 2021

Training Class: Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications, January 4 - April 9, 2021. NLM Tech Bull. 2020 Nov-Dec;(437):b4.

2020 November 20 [posted]

Learn about the data science of biology: Bioinformatics!

The Network of the National Library of Medicine is pleased to open registration for the seventh cohort of Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications! This course is designed both for librarians who offer, or intend to offer, bioinformatics services; and also for librarians who use gene and protein information on a periodic or irregular basis to serve their patrons. The 14-week, self-paced Moodle course reviews basic biology concepts and takes a deep dive into NCBI Molecular Biology Databases. It is worth 30 hours of continuing education credit from the Medical Library Association. Successful participants are invited to join an Alumni Forum which includes discussion and bi-monthly learning opportunities. This seventh cohort will run January 4 – April 9, 2021.

There are four major due dates to successfully complete this course:

Pre-Work: Monday, January 18, 2021 (Genetics Basics)

Part I: Monday, February 15, 2021 (Bioinformatics and Librarianship, Molecular Biology Techniques, NCBI Nucleotide and BLAST)

Part II: Monday, March 15, 2021 (NCBI Gene, Protein, Structure, and Clinical Applications)

Part III: Friday, April 9, 2021 (Ethics and Policy, What's Next in Genomic Research, and Synthesis Exercises)

Subject Matter Experts for this course include: Peter Cooper, PhD, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine.

Pre-work

Week 1 (Jan 4): Genetics Basics
Week 2 (Jan 11): Genetics Basics

Part 1

Week 3 (Jan 18): Introduction
Week 4 (Jan 25): Molecular Biology Techniques
Week 5 (Feb 1): NCBI Nucleotide
Week 6 (Feb 8): BLAST Sequence Similarity

Part 2

Week 7 (Feb 15): NCBI Gene
Week 8 (Feb 22): Basics of Proteins
Week 9 (March 1): NCBI Protein and Structure Databases
Week 10 (March 8): Clinical Applications

Part 3

Week 11 (March 15): Ethics and Policy in Bioinformatics
Week 12 (March 22): What's Next in Genomic Research
Week 13 (March 29): Synthesis
Week 14 (April 5): Synthesis and Evaluation

To register, go to: https://nnlm.gov/class/bioinformatics-and-biology-essentials-librarians-databases-tools-and-clinical-applications-5

Note: Registration closes on Dec 29, 2020 at 11:59 pm of your time zone. This course is limited to 70 participants. There is no wait list. Registration preference is given to librarians or information specialists who are U.S. citizens or residents of the United States.

For more information, contact Molly Knapp, Training Development Specialist, NNLM Training Office.

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